Game: NBA: Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Lakers vs Rockets Picks & Lakers vs Rockets Predictions
Date: Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, Toyota Center
TV Channel: TNT
Best Houston Rockets Lines: -5 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 223: – XBET
In a game from the National Basketball Association, we will see Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a roll in the past few weeks and they have won 6 of their last 7 games. It seems like LeBron James has finally figured things out and people are even putting them among the candidates to dethrone the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles is averaging 113 points per game on offense while allowing 111. There is a room for improvement defensively, however, LeBron’s good performances are keeping them away from trouble.
The Rockets ended a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Trail Blazers and they are now sitting at 12-14. Offensively, they are not the same high-powered team as last year. They are averaging just 108.4 points per game. This is good for 20th in the league and they are also allowing 109.5 points per game. James Harden is having another solid season, averaging 30 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game.
The Lakers have outplayed the Rockets in the first half of their last 3 games. They tend to start better than their opponents and I believe that if they can keep their performances late in the game, they will even be able to upset the home team.